Featured Blog Posts – September 2013 Archive (78)

The 2013 Golden Foodie Awards Honored Culinary Excellence in Orange County

The Fairmont Hotel in Newport Beach welcomed the who’s who of the culinary industry on Sunday, September 29 for the Golden Foodie Awards. Celebrity guests, star chefs, and foodie fans walked the “Gold Carpet,” indulged in top cuisine, sipped on exquisite cocktails and enjoyed an entertaining Awards show that honored the best in Orange County culinary excellence.



Added by Lauren on September 30, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Bayside brings Oktoberfest to Newport!

Germany meets the ocean breeze! In celebration of Oktoberfest, the world's largest fair held annually in Germany, Bayside in Newport Beach will introduce a special 3-course prix fixe menu available Sept 27 – Oct 31. Executive Chef Paul Gstrein, a native of neighboring Austria, says that the menu features classic Bavarian cuisine with traditional ingredients of the…


Added by Lauren on September 30, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Popcorn Enthusiasts Snack their Way to Smooth Skin with New Sexypop Popcorn

"Shaman of Snacks" Robert Ehrlich, the founder of mega-popular snack brand Pirate's Booty, is bringing Sexyback with...popcorn???

Aiming to revolutionize the relationship between noshing and nutrition, Sexypop popcorn injects sexiness into the body-conscious consumer's snack break through a focus on healthy, unique ingredients and a promise of clearer skin.



Added by Lauren on September 28, 2013 at 3:30am — No Comments

The "Inside Out" Quinoa Burger from True Food Kitchen

In honor of National Vegetarian Awareness Month, True Foods Kitchen will be debuting the  "Inside Out" Quinoa Burger!

The gluten-free, vegetarian "Inside Out" Quinoa Burger consists of hummus, tzatziki, tomato, cucumber, red onion, avocado and feta. As always, the ingredients in dishes from True Food Kitchen are inspired by Dr. Andrew Weil's anti-inflammatory pyramid…


Added by Lauren on September 27, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Win a $25 Gift Card From Rubio's for National Taco Day!

In honor of National Taco Day, Rubio’s, the restaurant brand known for fish tacos, unique seafood dishes and a devotion to the ocean, is giving a reader the chance to come in and try its craveable menu options fresh from the grill. Rubio’s dedication to seafood cuisine began when Ralph Rubio and his father, Ray, opened the first Rubio’s in 1983 and started the fish taco…


Added by Lauren on September 26, 2013 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

Menchie's Rancho Santa Margarita One Year Anniversary Party!

Menchie's Rancho Santa Margarita is having a one-year anniversary party on Friday, October 4th from 7pm to 11pm. There will be a live DJ, karaoke, free food/BBQ, and raffle prizes, all in the parking lot. Join in the fun! 

Added by Lauren on September 26, 2013 at 5:18pm — No Comments

Take a Bite Out of Breast Cancer at Hard Rock Cafes with PINKTOBER 2013

To celebrate the 14th annual PINKTOBER campaign, Hard Rock Cafes around the world are serving up sweet support with pink menu items that carry the color of hope and raise funds for the cause. Giving back never tasted so good as Hard Rock Cafe invites guests to enjoy pink-inspired desserts and drinks that benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and local breast cancer…


Added by Lauren on September 26, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Pinot Provence's Uncorks New Fall Wine Programs

Pinot Provence, Sommelier Fireside Dinner series, salutes fall with the debut of multiple wine programs in honor of the return to seasonal red wine. Beginning on September 25th, Costa Mesa’s celebrated culinary locale, presents Sommelier Fireside Dinner series which include a themed five-course menu by Executive Chef Alfonso Ramirez and hosted by a sommelier- guided wine…


Added by Lauren on September 26, 2013 at 3:11pm — No Comments

HopScotch Announces Debut of Fall Seasonal Cocktail Menu

Falling leaves and cooler temperatures have chefs creating seasonal menus filled with root veggies, warm spices and hearty Autumn flavors. At HopScotch, the cocktail menu is not neglected.

Developed by Director of Libations James Wood, the seasonal menu continues a tradition in offering inspiring handcrafted libations highlighted by premium spirits and fresh…


Added by Lauren on September 26, 2013 at 2:57pm — No Comments

Fall Afternoon Wine Tasting at The Hobbit

The Hobbit Restaurant is hosting an exclusive afternoon wine tasting event on Sunday, October 27, 2013. Taste over thirty high-end wines and enjoy a sampling of our famous hors d’ oeuvres throughout the restaurant. 

Guests are able to purchase wine at special prices that afternoon with notable “by-the-case” discounts. This event is a perfect opportunity to stock your…


Added by Lauren on September 26, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Sundae of the Dead at Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour Restaurants

Sundae of the Dead

This delicious halloween themed three-scoop sundae will have everyone dying to get one. Two scoops of Chocolate "haunted" crunch and one scoop of vanilla ice cream lie buried under oozing strawberry goo and hot "sludge" - with gummy worms squirming through a mound of whipped "mud" and Oreo…


Added by Lauren on September 26, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Slater's Bulgogi BBQ Beef Burger

If you are sick of Oktoberfest flavors: spicy mustard, cabbage, soft pretzels, brats, then head over to Slater's 50/50 where they are embracing familiar Korean flavors with their October Burger of the Month, The Bulgogi BBQ Beef Burger. The Asian-inspired burger features meat on meat, with a beef patty smothered in tasty Bulgogi beef. The Bulgogi BBQ Beef Burger will be…


Added by Lauren on September 26, 2013 at 4:00am — No Comments

HopScotch Announces October Pairing Dinner Featuring Brash Brewing Co

HopScotch, Orange County’s premier destination for crafted American cuisine, whiskey, and craft beer, is pleased to announce its October beer pairing dinner featuring Brash Brewing Company.

On The Menu

Scheduled Wednesday,…


Added by Lauren on September 26, 2013 at 3:30am — No Comments

New at The Ecology Center: The Food Shed & The Taco Hunt

On September 26, The Ecology Center will proudly unveil The Food Shed, an interactive exhibit funded by a $65,000 grant from the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation.

The Food Shed

The Food Shed presents a hands-on experience wherein visitors can learn about local and seasonal ingredients, food miles, energy consumption…


Added by Lauren on September 25, 2013 at 3:36pm — No Comments

Costa Mesa’s Wild Goose Tavern to Launch Month-Long Fundraiser for Breast Cancer Care and Awareness

“Give Cancer The Bird!” at Wild Goose Tavern with a month long breast cancer fundraiser.  The charity event will kick off Tuesday, October 1st at 5pm at the Costa Mesa venue and will raise money and increased awareness for the deadly disease which continues to take the lives of nearly 40,000 women in the U.S annually.

Wild Goose will donate 20% of the October 1st event…


Added by Lauren on September 25, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

The Golden Foodie Awards Announces Partnership with Share Our Strength

The Golden Foodie Awards is proud to announce its partnership with Share Our Strength to host a raffle aimed to raise money to end childhood hunger and poverty in the United States. This year, the non-profit will be raffling off a single-zone wine preservation unit from Sub-Zero and Wolf. The stainless steel unit comes filled with over $500 worth of sumptuous wines from…


Added by Lauren on September 25, 2013 at 2:12pm — No Comments

RA Sushi Celebrates International Sake Day with Hot and Cold Sake Deals

Sake to me! On Tuesday, October 1, 2013, as RA Sushi recognizes “Nihonshu no Hi” or International “Sake Day”, an informal holiday created to celebrate the popular Japanese spirit. In honor of this special day, RA Sushi is offering hot and cold sake deals to encourage guests to explore this lesser-known libation that pairs perfectly with sushi. All day long, at any RA Sushi…


Added by Lauren on September 25, 2013 at 4:00am — No Comments

New Healthy Oatmeal: MODERNS OATS Delivers Contemporary Taste and Style

It's super food, super fast, and it's bringing mod to mornings. MODERN OATS, an all-natural, gluten-free oatmeal option for today's discerning consumer. The convenient new grab-and-go oatmeal cups are packed with whole rolled oats and healthful blends of superfruits, nuts and seeds, while the packaging boasts a colorful, contemporary look that pops on the shelf. The products…


Added by Lauren on September 25, 2013 at 2:06am — No Comments

"Trade Up Your Cup" with The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf at the Angel Stadium

Can you say CAFFEINE BUZZ?! On Sunday, September 29, coffee drinkers are invited to the Angel Stadium of Anaheim to celebrate National Coffee Day at Trade Up Your Cup, the second annual event hosted by CBTL®, the Single Serve Beverage System by The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®. Guests (13 years of age or older) can exchange any electric coffeemaker with a cord, for a brand new…


Added by Lauren on September 24, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Share Our Selves Announces 23rd Annual Celebrity Chef Dinner

Join Share Our Selves’ 23rd Annual Celebrity Chef Dinner. The event highlights a group of 12 outstanding local chefs who are committed to providing for the poor in Orange County. The dinner features five exquisite courses paired with specialty wines, a silent auction, and a live auction in which the chefs offer exciting one-of-a kind dining packages.

Proceeds from the…


Added by Lauren on September 24, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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